Tutti frutti (food)
Tutti frutti ice cream
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Tutti frutti (from Italian "all fruits", also hyphenated tutti-frutti) is a colourful confection containing various chopped and usually candied fruits, or an artificially created flavouring simulating the combined flavour of many different fruits. It is often used for making a tutti frutti ice cream flavor.
Fruits used for tutti-frutti ice cream include cherries, raisins, and pineapple, often augmented with nuts. In the Netherlands, tutti-frutti (also "tutti frutti," "tuttifrutti") is a compote of dried fruits, served as a dessert or a side dish to a meat course. In Belgium, tutti-frutti is often seen as a dessert. Typically, it contains a combination of raisins, currants, apricots, prunes, dates, and figs.
In India, tutti-frutti refers to candied raw papaya. These are always small cubical pieces often brightly colored. The most common color being red, tutti-frutti are also available in rich green and yellow colors. These are used in various bakery products including cakes, milk-breads, cookies, dilkhush and buns. Tutti-frutti is also used in cold deserts as toppings for the ice-creams and sundaes. Interestingly, they are also used in sweet paans and sangeet (paper-masala).
Tutti frutti ice cream was created by Roy Motherhead, who ran an ice cream business in Okolona, Kentucky until the late 1950s. While "tutti frutti" is Italian for "all fruit", the ice cream's name was derived from its inventor's daughter, who had the nickname "Toodie".[self-published source?]
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